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Here is a picture from the SCASL Webinar featuring a discussion about the popular book Twilight if you missed it.  Yes the time featured there is accurate too. Our webinar from 4-5PM today was attended by roughly 22 people, and was what I think a FIRST for SCASL.  It was a fantastic cross section of […]

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Reinventing Libraries

Real Life / Virtual Life Well I attended the presentation in Second Life given by David Loertscher tonight. No small feat considering I worked all day, had a 3 hour staff development after school from 4-7PM, and then had to drive home. The presentation began at 8PM.  I managed to login (for the first time […]

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Wow we have so many choices or professional development this week, I feel like my head is SPINNING. David Loertscher David Loertscher will be in Second Life  Tuesday at 8PM.  Read about it here! Not comfy with Second Life? Me either, but I will be there as Bentley Noel, trying desperately to appear normal and […]

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For the sake of learning

This week I had an experience that Ive decided I’m happy about. To keep it vague I will leave out names, but I initially thought it was a funny story. Now I think it is an affirmation. Let me share. Motivation I sat in a workshop with my coworkers as a presenter did a fabulous […]

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Next week right here in little ol’ South Carolina, I will be privy to two expert voices!! Welcome to true southern charm and manners Marc Prensky and Ewan McIntosh! Welcome Marc! Coming to Rock Hill (my official hometown) Marc Prensky is giving a keynote at a local conference for this school district. My husband is […]

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Today I did a session at our annual principal’s conference on social networking. Since the vast majority of tools like MySpace, Facebook, and even professional networks like Classroom 2.0 are blocked, I took the stance that we as educators must educate ourselves and our parents, especially in light of how issues stemming directly from student […]

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June 18, 2008 I am scheduled to give a half day a.m. workshop on Web 2.0 tools and I’ve been given some freedom and flexibility on what I do and how I do it.  I am planning to show a few short videos, get a Twitter hello w/ advice, and Skype in a few folks.  […]

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That was the title of my session Friday, March 14, 2008 at our annual SCASL conference. This was the 3rd time I had given this preso, and quite honestly, I am still getting feedback from my attendees. The preso in one of its earliest formats appears on my “preso” page, which is supposed too serve […]

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Today I did a workshop for LMS’s and their principals. The principals were only required to attend for 1 hour, so I divided my material up into 2 parts. Part 1 included some interactivity, and part 2 some humor. These are the cover slides, but the entire preso (for both) can be found on my […]

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Next week, March 12-14, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians will meet up in Columbia, SC for the annual SCASL Conference. This year’s theme, Power Up @ Your Library, is very fitting, as there are some POWERFUL guest speakers, authors, and more coming to rejuvenate me! Annette Lamb, Larry Johnson, Joyce Valenza, Gail Dickinson…I […]

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